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Faculty, staff publications highlighted — January-March 2024

Texas Woman’s University faculty/staff are leaders in their fields, with an extensive list of publications to their credit. This quarterly report provides a sampling of their recent work, reported January-March 2024. Names of TWU faculty/staff/students are in bold.

Note: Information on publications should be submitted no later than one month following the publication date.




Remya Ammassam Veettil, PhD, Sumod Sebastian, PhD, Thomas McCallister, Santaneel Ghosh, DiAnna L. Hynds. "Uptake of surface-functionalized thermo-responsive polymeric nanocarriers in corticospinal tract motor neurons." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.


English, Rhetoric & Spanish


Mooney, Angela R. (2024) "Between Pain and Glory: Memory Disputes of the Brazilian Dictatorship in Retrato calado and O que é isso, companheiro?," The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal: Vol. 14: Iss. 1, Article 3.


Library & Information Studies


Becker, Kristen, EdD (2024). Does Time Matter When Greeting Patrons? Observations from a Two-Year Study in Texas Public Libraries, Journal of Library Administration 64(1), DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2023.2287943.


Literacy & Learning


Mandy Stewart, PhD, and Multilingual and Multicultural Studies graduate students Douha Abbasher and Monica Hughes as well as undergraduate bilingual education student Melanie Aguirre Jaimes had an article published in The Reading Teacher from research at a local elementary school: "Supporting Early Biliteracy in English-Medium Classrooms: Initiatives for Family Engagement and Instructional Innovations"


Aimee Meyers, PhD, has a book chapter being published in a new MLA anthology- Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ralph Ellison. The chapter is "Is Resistance Futile? Exploring Ellison’s 'King of the Bingo Game' in a High School ELA Classroom Through a Culturally and Historically Responsive Framework."


Mandy Stewart, PhD & Barbara Muszyńska, PhD. (2024). Teaching ideas for biliteracy: Leveraging students’ languages and lives. ​​​​​Educational Forum, 36 (no. 2(70), 77–95.


Burke, Amy & Zoch, M. (2023). Adoption as liminal space: Representations of adoption in children's picturebooks. Journal of Children's Literature, 49(2), pp. 42-55.


Amy Burke, PhD, Aimee Hendrix-Soto, PhD, and Mandy Stewart, PhD published the second volume of English Journal featuring a Denton ISD art teacher's work on the cover.




Tami Wyatt, Caitlin Bakker, Melissa Breth, Whende Carroll, Grace Gao, Mikyoung Lee, PhD, Christie Martin, & Victoria Tiase (2024, April 1) Nurses and mHealth App Development: A White Paper [Post].


Allman, M., Nava, A., Asim, N., Brashear, B., Walton, Q., McFarlane, J., Sharp, C. Using the Colaizzi Method to Explore Domestic Violence Caseworkers’ Subjective Experience: Pathways to Domestic Violence Work and What Keeps Them Going. (2023). Violence Against Women.


Waldrop, J., & Jennings-Dunlap, J. (2024, March). Beyond PICO–A new question simplifies the search for evidence. The American Journal of Nursing, 124(3), 34-37.


Ollive, M., Talleff, J. L. & Espinoza, L. E. (2024). Identifying transformative experiences: A phenomenological study of nursing students in a study abroad course. Journal of Transformative Learning, 10(2), 81–91.


Dunlap, J.J., Waldop, J., Mainous, R.O…Melnyk, B. (2024). Consistent Scholarship Standards Among DNP Prepared Faculty Needed: Actionable Insights, The Journal of Professional Nursing, In-press.

Dunlap, J.J., Waldrop, J., Brewer, T. & Mainous, R.O. (2024). Differentiation and integration of research, evidence-based practice and quality improvement, The Journal of Nursing Education, In-press 

Dawn Mopkins, Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas), & Ann Malecha, PhD (Houston). (2024). Personal, Social, and Workplace Environmental Factors Related to Psychological Well-Being of Staff in University Settings. Workplace Health & Safety. (Online Jan. 17). 


Luis Enrique Espinoza, David Jimenez, Jennifer L. Talleff, Gerardo Zubieta, Bonifacio Vega II, Allison Ray Reagan. The Social Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Distrust in the United States. Jan. 2024.


Dolinta, Jeniffer, PhD, RN, CNE, NPD-BC, PCCN; Freysteinson, Wyona M., PhD, MN, RN, FAAN. Diversifying healthcare leadership in the US. Nursing Management (Springhouse) 55(1):p 24-30, January 2024. | DOI: 10.1097/nmg.0000000000000080 


Occupational Therapy


Bonder, B. R., Pickens, N. D., & Dal Bello-Haas, V. D. (2024). Functional and occupational performance in older adults, 5e. F.A. Davis. ISBN  9781719647908


L. A. Hintz, C. Maas , J. R. Bliss & E. Pizarro (2024) School-Based Occupational Therapy and Multitiered Systems of Support in the United States: A Scoping Review, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2024.2315577


Karen, Kyle. L., PhDEvetts, Cynthia. E., PhD (2023) Everyday aesthetics from an occupational perspective, Journal of Occupational Science, 30:4, 634-646, DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2023.2210150


Loubani, K., Polo, K. M., Baxter, Mary Frances, PhD, & Rand, D. (2024) Identifying facilitators of and barriers to referrals to occupational therapy services by Israeli cancer health care professionals: A qualitative study American Journal of Occupational Therapy 78(1). DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2024.050414 


Social Sciences & Historical Studies


Katherine Landdeck, PhD, published an article entitled “Dora Dougherty Strother McKeown, Women Airforce Service Pilot in World War II” in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


Soni Thapa-Oli, PhD and Philip Yang, PhD, published an article entitled “The Nepalese Diaspora and Adaptation in the United States” in Genealogy 8(2): 42.


Teacher Education


Burkett, J. R., EdD, (2024). Navigating the Politics of Education: Leading Schools During Challenging Times. The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, 14 (1), 97-101.


Waldrop, J., & Jennings-Dunlap, J. (2024, March). Beyond PICO–A new question simplifies the search for evidence. The American Journal of Nursing, 124(3), 34-37.


Burkett, Jerry, EdD (2023). Evaluating Principal Effectiveness: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 2.


Burkett, Jerry, EdD (2023). Defining Principal Effectiveness: Measuring the Value of Effective Principals Using the Principal Effectiveness Evaluation Rubric. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal. Vol. 2023 (1).


Burkett, Jerry, EdD & Hayes, S. (2023) Ineffective school leadership: Teachers weigh-in," School Leadership Review: Vol. 18: Iss. 1, Article 7.